Jonathan Parks

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Accessory of Empowerment

Accessory of Empowerment

Shoes of Empowerment

Shoes of Empowerment

Outfit of Empowerment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Should You Vote For Me?

People should NOT vote for me as a “role model” for Men at Work! It is my intent to simply call in favors, strong-arm and otherwise coerce my co-workers, friends, and family to support the great mission of Clothes That Work.

Accessory of Empowerment

My accessory of empowerment is my college class ring from Liberty University. It was a graduation gift from my parents. It is gold, purified by fire, and black onyx representing discipline and strength. It further embodies my educational journey and the sacrifices of family, time, and resources one must make to achieve academic goals.

My wife worked full-time so I could attend graduate school at Miami University. Our first daughter was born the day before my comprehensive final. I failed that test miserably and did not graduate. It was devastating to think all that time and money was going right down the drain. The university allowed me to re-take the final exam, which I passed, and then graduated that summer. I have a great picture of me holding that little girl at commencement. That little girl just graduated from the University of Cincinnati!

Shoes of Empowerment

Shoes are the only item for which I am willing to pay full retail. A good shoe doesn’t come along every day-says my wife! My shoes are Rockports and I will wear them for years to come. They are weatherproof and versatile—which are keys to being successful in life—and can also take a little polish when the occasion calls for it!

Outfit of Empowerment

I don’t usually wear traditional suites. I take more of an ensemble approach. I enjoy mixing and matching separates to fit the occasion. I also appreciate value. This outfit is a combination of a jacket and shirt on sale at a local department store; with pants and a Jerry Garcia tie from a thrift store! I feel empowered because I know my outfit is unique. It represents the fact that all of my meaningful successes at work are the result of an ensemble of people, more brilliant than myself, coming together to accomplish great things.